Originally Posted by bogzab
I have just lived with this, but there are various messages on the terminal when you do get back to it, so if I was bothered by this, those messages are what I would be reading.
The messages on the terminal have been read here. 1000s of kbcomp errors because kbcomp apparently doesn't like the keymap, (I have sought an explanation for that without success), xrdb bellyaching about Xft.hintstyle, then a spew of complaints at shutdown as programs have the rug pulled from under them, because xfce's exit is a bit like the car disappearing from under the Flintstones, and everything goes skidding along on their rear ends
. The screensaver bellyaches about permissions, and praises me for not running as root. It hasn't copped that X has vanished.
XFCE is not saving sessions. Have you seen
menu --> Settings --> Settings Manager --> Sessions & startup --> Application Autostart?
It sounds to me (No insult intended) that you want xfce to be kde. Xfce is 'low cholesterol,' and cuts corners. KDE saves sessions, startups, knows what you had for breakfast yesterday, and helps you practise meditation by giving you an hourglass to watch for some time on any occasion you try to do anything.